Awareness Campaigns are released in conjunction with national health and wellness observances. Phi Kappa Psi is committed to spreading the word and encourages members to participate in these different campaigns. These dates highlight many different ways for members, both undergraduate and alumni, can practice self-care.Using social media to provide facts and action items, these campaigns are a foundational piece in bringing common concerns to light and helping members understand “I’m not the only one.” The campaigns encourage members to connect with local resources and campus events.
- Mental Health Awareness Month
- Suicide Prevention
- National Suicide Prevention Week (September 9-15): This week stresses the importance of talking about mental health and suicide. Phi Kappa Psi is an official partner of Take 5 to Save Lives, which offers five tips to help yourself or someone else deal with the dangers of suicide.
- World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10): Suicide Prevention Week culminates with World Suicide Prevention Day. We ask each chapter to host a candlelight ceremony on their campus recognizing the stigma behind suicide.
- American Heart Month
- National Alcohol Screening Day (April 6): As explained by Mental Health, Inc., National Alcohol Screening Day is an outreach, education, and screening initiative that raises awareness about harmful and dependent drinking behaviors and connects individuals who are at risk with treatment options.
- Wear Blue Day(June 17): Created by Men’s Health Network, Wear Blue Day raises awareness and money for education about men’s need to seek regular checkups, testicular cancer education, prostate cancer education and/or information on health issues that affect men. Men live sicker and die younger.
- World AIDS Day (December 1): This is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.